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Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana

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Tangipahoa Parish
Museum at Camp Moore
Museum at Camp Moore
Map of Louisiana highlighting Tangipahoa Parish
Location within the U.S. state of Louisiana
Map of the United States highlighting Louisiana
Louisiana's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 30°37′36″N 90°24′20″W / 30.62665°N 90.40568°W / 30.62665; -90.40568
Country United States
State Louisiana
FoundedMarch 6, 1869
Named forAcolapissa word meaning ear of corn or those who gather corn
SeatAmite City
Largest cityHammond
 • Total844 sq mi (2,186 km2)
 • Land791 sq mi (2,049 km2)
 • Water53 sq mi (137 km2)  6.3%
 • Total133,157
 • Density168.3/sq mi (65.0/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Area code985
Congressional districts1st, 5th

Tangipahoa Parish is a parish in the U.S. State of Louisiana. The parish was put together from parts of 4 other parishes in 1869. Before it was a parish, many slaves were forced to work on sugar plantations in the area. After the Civil War, the white people continued to be very violent towards the black people they had enslaved. All across the south, there were lynchings against black people. Tangipahoa Parish had more lynchings than any nearby parish.[1]

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